The Best Restaurants In Kulosaari, Helsinki

Photo of Jasmina Kanuric
9 February 2017

Kulosaari is a Helsinki district, located on a island out of the city center. The most famous building on the island is Kulosaaren Casino, built in 1915, housing an elegant and classy restaurant. Read on to discover where you can try the best Chinese food in Helsinki, taste delicious Italian specialities and dine with the best views in Helsinki, on and around Kulosaari.

Kulosaaren Casino terrace I Courtesy of Kulosaaren Casino

Kulosaaren Casino

Restaurant, Finnish
Kulosaari Church
Kulosaari Church | © Timo Newton-Syms/Flickr
Kulosaaren Casino is located on the southern shores of Kulosaari island, in a beautiful building from 1915. The elegant and classy interior is created by crystal chandeliers, tables covered with crisp white tablecloths and padded chairs in cream. The dining room is brightly lit due to large windows, which offer a spectacular view on Helsinki’s seaside. During summer months, you can enjoy dinner in their charming summer garden or on the terrace. The restaurant is known for its crayfish menu and other à la carte dishes.


Pub, Restaurant, Finnish, Beer, Italian
The seaside at Mustikkamaa
The seaside at Mustikkamaa | © Sami Niemelä/Flickr
Located on the Kulosaari island, near the Kulosaari church, Kuparilyhty is a charming restaurant offering dishes of Finnish and international cuisine. The place has a pub-like atmosphere, cozy and relaxing environment and friendly and helpful staff. Try Finnish meatballs or opt for a delicious pizza. Every Wednesday, you can participate in a pub quiz and receive a house pizza for a prize.

Ravintola Alia

Restaurant, Finnish
Alia restaurant is situated in a charming cottage on Mustikkamaa island. The island is connected to Kulosaari with a bridge built in 1964, however traditional boat transport is still common. The cottage was designed by the architect Karl Lindahl in 1921 and built next to the People’s Park on Mustikkamaa. The restaurant offers a spectacular view of the sea and is a beautiful location for different festivities. Among the house specialities are lamb meatballs with cucumber sauce, roasted chicken breast with cabbage and apple salad and smoked trout.

Ravintola Pyysaari

Restaurant, Finnish, $$$
View of Ravintola Pyysaari from the ocean. | © Bin im Garten / WikiCommons
Pyysaari restaurant opened in 1952, during the Helsinki Summer Olympic Games. The restaurant is located on a small island next to Kulosaari and is open during summer months from May to late September. Situated in a historic building with a charming terrace, Pyysaari is an elegant and relaxing spot overlooking the sea. The traditional menu includes Finnish seafood specialities and international dishes. Try house specialities roasted salmon or herring steak, or indulge in tasty shrimps, salmon salad or onion steak.

Ravintola Antica Roma

Antica Roma restaurant offers delicious Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is located near the Kulosaari church in a quiet residential area. We recommend the four course tasting menu, including an antipasti starter, pasta dish, fish or chicken main course and a dessert. Additionally, the restaurant offers a selection of pizzas and salads. If you’re coming with a company of four, there is a possibility to order a large group pizza.

Ravintola Antica Roma, Svinhufvudintie 1, Helsinki, Finland


Restaurant, Asian, $$$
Two sided hot pot
Two sided hot pot | Courtesy of Chendgu
Pikku is a Nepalese restaurant based around the concept of cross kitchen dining, where the menu is modified to offer a wider selection of dishes. All food is based on Nepalese cuisine. The menu is extensive and separate dishes can be ordered in at least four different options. If you like spicy food, try khursani, a hot and spicy dish with capsicum, ginger and tomato. The dish can be based on chicken, king prawns, lamb pieces or lamb skewer.


Restaurant, Finnish, Chinese, $$$
Chengdu is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Helsinki. The name comes from the Chinese city Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in the southwest China, where the owner and chef originates from. The restaurant offers dishes from Sichuan province, with bold flavors and rich spices. The restaurant’s speciality is a two-flavored hot pot, with bases such as tofu and fish or mushroom and chicken.

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